Updated to 12 March 2019 (Act No. 7 of 2019 and S.I. No. 89 of 2019)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-3 29 March 2000 Commenced on enactment
S. 4 in so far as it relates to unemployment benefit 27 April 2000 Commenced as per s. 4(2)(a)
S. 4 in so far as it relates to disability benefit, health and safety benefit, injury benefit and disablement gratuity 1 May 2000 Commenced as per s. 4(2)(b)
S. 4 in so far as it relates to retirement pension, invalidity pension and a relevant payment by virtue of 18(1)(a) of the Act of 1996 4 May 2000 Commenced as per s. 4(2)(c)
S. 4 in so far as it relates to disablement pension, death benefit under section 60, 61 or 62 of the Principal Act, old age (contributory) pension, widow's and widower's (contributory) pension and orphan's (contributory) allowance 5 May 2000 Commenced as per s. 4(2)(d)
S. 5 in so far as it relates to unemployment assistance and farm assist 26 April 2000 Commenced as per s. 5(2)(a)
S. 5 in so far as it relates to supplementary welfare allowance 1 May 2000 Commenced as per s.5(2)(b)
S. 5 in so far as it relates to disability allowance 3 May 2000 Commenced as per s. 5(2)(c)
S. 5 in so far as it relates to pre-retirement allowance, one-parent family payment (other than where payable in respect of a widow or widower), carer's allowance and a relevant payment by virtue of section 18(1)(b) or (c) of the Act of 1996 4 May 2000 Commenced as per s. 5(2)(d)
S. 5 in so far as it relates to old age (non-contributory) pension, blind pension, widow's and widower's (non-contributory) pension, one-parent family payment payable in respect of a widow or widower and orphan's (non-contributory) pension 5 May 2000 Commenced as per s. 5(2)(e)
S. 6 1 September 2000 Commenced as per s. 6(2)
S. 7 4 May 2000 Commenced as per s. 7(2)
S. 8(1)(a)-(c) 6 April 2000 Commenced as per s. 8(2)
S. 8(1)(d) 21 December 2000 Social Welfare Act 2000 (Section 8(1)(d) and 8(1)(f)) (Commencement) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 471 of 2000), art. 2
S. 8(1)(e) 6 April 2000 Commenced as per s. 8(2)
S. 8(1)(f) 21 December 2000 Social Welfare Act 2000 (Section 8(1)(d) and 8(1)(f)) (Commencement) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 471 of 2000), art. 2
S. 8(2), (3) 6 April 2000 Commenced as per s. 8(2)
S. 9 6 April 2000 Commenced as per s. 9(2)
Ss. 10-12 26 October 2000 Social Welfare Act 2000 (Part III and Section 28) (Commencement) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 339 of 2000), art. 2
Ss. 13-15 29 March 2000 Commenced on enactment
S. 16 5 May 2000 Commenced as per s. 16(2)
S. 17 in so far as it relates to unemployment assistance and farm assist 4 October 2000 Social Welfare Act 2000 (Section 17) (Commencement) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 311 of 2000), art. 2(a)
S. 17 in so far as it relates to disability allowance  11 October 2000 Social Welfare Act 2000 (Section 17) (Commencement) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 311 of 2000), art. 2(b)
S. 17 in so far as it relates to pre-retirement allowance, one-parent family payment (other than where payable in respect of a widow or widower), carer's allowance and a relevant payment by virtue of  the Social Welfare Act 1996 (7/1996), s. 18(1)(b) or (c) 12 October 2000 Social Welfare Act 2000 (Section 17) (Commencement) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 311 of 2000), art. 2(c)
S. 17 in so far as it relates to old age (non-contributory) pension, blind pension, widow's and widower's (non-contributory) pension, one-parent family payment payable in respect of a widow or widower and orphan's (non-contributory) pension 13 October 2000 Social Welfare Act 2000 (Section 17) (Commencement) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 311 of 2000), art. 2(d)
Ss. 18, 19 27 September 2000 Social Welfare Act 2000 (Sections 18 and 19) (Commencement) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 312 of 2000), art. 2
S. 20 in so far as it relates to unemployment assistance and farm assist 5 April 2000 Commenced as per s. 20(2)(a)
S. 20 in so far as it relates to unemployment benefit  6 April 2000 Commenced as per s. 20(2)(b)
S. 20 in so far as it relates to disability benefit or injury benefit  10 April 2000 Commenced as per s. 20(2)(c)
S. 20 in so far as it relates to disability allowance 12 April 2000 Commenced as per s. 20(2)(d)
S. 20 in so far as it relates to pre-retirement allowance 13 April 2000 Commenced as per s. 20(2)(e)
S. 20 in so far as it relates to unemployability supplement  7 April 2000 Commenced as per s. 20(2)(f)
S. 21(1) 3 May 2000 Commenced as per s. 21(2)
S. 21(2) 29 March 2000 Commenced on enactment
S. 21(3) 5 April 2000 Social Welfare Act 2000 (Sections 21 (3) and 27) (Commencement) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 101 of 2000), art. 2
S. 21(4) 29 March 2000 Commenced on enactment
S. 22 29 March 2000 Commenced on enactment
S. 23 6 April 2000 Commenced as per s. 23(2)
S. 24 2 January 1997 Commenced as per s. 24(2)
S. 25 6 April 2000 Commenced as per s. 25(2)
S. 26 3 April 2000 Commenced as per s. 26(2)
S. 27 5 April 2000 Social Welfare Act 2000 (Sections 21 (3) and 27) (Commencement) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 101 of 2000), art. 2
S. 28 26 October 2000 Social Welfare Act 2000 (Part III and Section 28) (Commencement) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 339 of 2000), art. 2
S. 29 29 March 2000 Commenced on enactment
S. 30 5 May 2000 Commenced as per s. 30(2)
S. 31 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 31(2)
S. 32 31 July 2000 Social Welfare Act 2000 (Section 32) (Commencement) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 264 of 2000), art. 2
S. 33 29 March 2000 Commenced on enactment
S. 34 6 April 2000 Commenced as per s. 34(2)
Ss. 35, 36 29 March 2000 Commenced on enactment
Sch. A See s. 4
Sch. B See s. 5
Sch. C See. s. 11
Sch. D See. s. 14
Sch. E See. s. 17

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Rep. in pt. with transit. provns. 26/2005, ss. 360 (1) (2), 361, 362, 364 (1), sch. 7

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
None